Petr Pridal <petr.pridal@klokantech.com>  Europeana Plenary 2012, Leuven, Belgium. 13-15 June 2012
Fulltext search fail on maps.
OldMapsOnline.orgAn easy-to-use gateway tohistorical maps in libraries     around the world.
OldMapsOnline.orgThe gateway to high-resolution onlinemaps in institutions around the worldIntuitive search by locationInd...
Zoom in or out, or drag the main map tomove sideways, until you can clearly seethe part of the world you want maps for.You...
Our targets...Bring online visitors to the websites ofparticipating institutions to view the mapsPromote the map libraries...
FundingProject actively developed with the supportfrom JISC (UK) until January 2013Basic maintenance covered until 2018Goo...
TechnologyBased on the MapRank Search technologyhttp://www.mapranksearch.com/Released in 2010 by Klokan Technologiesfor Sw...
TechnologyData indexing implemented specifically toprovide ranked real-time results even for largedatabases. Traditional R...
Do you want to be a part?Use the system & send us ideas forimprovement and report bugsShare: blog, twitter, facebook, goog...
How to contributeHigh resolution (300dpi+ or 2 Megapixel+)maps with a zoomable viewer onlinePermanent URL with direct acce...
Bounding box
Bounding box encoding                MARC: field 034034: $$dE0055700$$eE0102900$$fN0474800$$gN0454900255: $$cE 5°5700"-E 1...
How to create such records?       BoundingBox Tool                 + Geoparser Tool       Georeferencer Tool
BoundingBox ToolBoundingBox Tool: Cataloguing whileholding the physical maps - manualselection of the area on an online ma...
http://boundingbox.klokantech.com
Georeferencer ToolEnrichment of the online scanned mapsA tool which runs in a web browserUses volunteers for metadata enri...
britishlibrary.georeferencer.comhttp://player.vimeo.com/video/36419466    www.georeferencer.com
GeoreferencerPowered by crowdsourcing:    Motivation, competition, rewarding, progress    indicators, graphs - live widget...
CompetitiveCrowdsourcing
OldMapsOnline LaunchProject announced in the end of February inNew York and LondonOver 30.000 visitors per day on the webs...
PublicitySocial Networks: Twitter, FacebookGoogle Developer Showcase + Google I/O 2012BBC History magazine online slidesho...
Old Maps Onlinewww.oldmapsonline.org           ... thank you ... Petr Pridal <petr.pridal@klokantech.com>
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Leuven Europeana Plenary 2012: Old Maps Online

  1. 1. Petr Pridal <petr.pridal@klokantech.com> Europeana Plenary 2012, Leuven, Belgium. 13-15 June 2012
  2. 2. Fulltext search fail on maps.
  3. 3. OldMapsOnline.orgAn easy-to-use gateway tohistorical maps in libraries around the world.
  4. 4. OldMapsOnline.orgThe gateway to high-resolution onlinemaps in institutions around the worldIntuitive search by locationIndexing maps from several collectionsOne click to view the zoomable mapFree to access and open for contributionsAudience: general public, genealogists,historians, researchers, experts
  5. 5. Zoom in or out, or drag the main map tomove sideways, until you can clearly seethe part of the world you want maps for.You can also use the search field on the top to find a place or define thetime period of interest with the sliders.
  6. 6. Our targets...Bring online visitors to the websites ofparticipating institutions to view the mapsPromote the map libraries and their contentDo proper crediting: logo and links backStore only minimal metadata & thumbnailsMake it easier to discover the scanned mapsBoost the number of online visits of mapsAllow users to find maps from “deep web”
  7. 7. FundingProject actively developed with the supportfrom JISC (UK) until January 2013Basic maintenance covered until 2018Google Ads to help cover the hosting costsParticipation on a future research projectsfor improvements of the technology andoptimizations of the map management
  8. 8. TechnologyBased on the MapRank Search technologyhttp://www.mapranksearch.com/Released in 2010 by Klokan Technologiesfor Swiss project Kartenportal.ch, improvedfor Czech libraries and for David RumseyDesigned for large metadata catalogs.D-Lib: doi:10.1045/september2011-oehrli
  9. 9. TechnologyData indexing implemented specifically toprovide ranked real-time results even for largedatabases. Traditional R-Tree indexing orLucene are failing.Server component: FastCGI, C++Default user interface developed with ClosureJavaScript Library + Closure Compiler.
  10. 10. Do you want to be a part?Use the system & send us ideas forimprovement and report bugsShare: blog, twitter, facebook, google+We are calling for institutions who wouldlike to index their map metadata. It is forfree. Institutions retain all the rights.
  11. 11. How to contributeHigh resolution (300dpi+ or 2 Megapixel+)maps with a zoomable viewer onlinePermanent URL with direct access - nopassword or payment requiredMetadata with DublinCore elementssupplied in a spreadsheet (XLS). Later OAI-PMH harvesting.Bounding box (MARC 034, DCMI BOX, ...)http://project.oldmapsonline.org/contribute
  12. 12. Bounding box
  13. 13. Bounding box encoding MARC: field 034034: $$dE0055700$$eE0102900$$fN0474800$$gN0454900255: $$cE 5°5700"-E 10°2900"/N 47°4800"-N 45°4900" DublinCore: DCMI BoxDCMI BOX: westlimit=5.9559; southlimit=45.818;eastlimit=10.4921; northlimit=47.8084 ISO 19115 / FGDC / OGC
  14. 14. How to create such records? BoundingBox Tool + Geoparser Tool Georeferencer Tool
  15. 15. BoundingBox ToolBoundingBox Tool: Cataloguing whileholding the physical maps - manualselection of the area on an online map(used by Swiss libraries, David Rumsey, ...)Geoparser: Semi-automatic rapid process -with suggestion of the area by analyzingexisting textual metadata.
  16. 16. http://boundingbox.klokantech.com
  17. 17. Georeferencer ToolEnrichment of the online scanned mapsA tool which runs in a web browserUses volunteers for metadata enrichment3D visualization, Accuracy, Geodata, BBOXSuccessful pilots in several institutions
  18. 18. britishlibrary.georeferencer.comhttp://player.vimeo.com/video/36419466 www.georeferencer.com
  19. 19. GeoreferencerPowered by crowdsourcing: Motivation, competition, rewarding, progress indicators, graphs - live widgets to include in the websites of the libraryRuns as a service, no new software in-houseThe scans are displayed from the originalinstitution repository or websites*Integration with the web of institution* (Zoomify, MrSID, Djatoka, IIPImage JPEG2000, ContentDM, DigiTool, Luna, etc.)
  20. 20. CompetitiveCrowdsourcing
  21. 21. OldMapsOnline LaunchProject announced in the end of February inNew York and LondonOver 30.000 visitors per day on the websiteafter the launchOver 250.000 visitors since the beginning ofthe project
  22. 22. PublicitySocial Networks: Twitter, FacebookGoogle Developer Showcase + Google I/O 2012BBC History magazine online slideshowLa Stampa (Milan, Italy) newspaperGizmodo, Ars Technica, The VergeWired.jp (Japan), About.com Genealogy,Playtech.r (Romania), Portsmouth News(UK), ... TV spot in Catalonya: link
  23. 23. Old Maps Onlinewww.oldmapsonline.org ... thank you ... Petr Pridal <petr.pridal@klokantech.com>

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